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there is a good deal of work happening in the background like the transition of the different payroll tax incentiv incentives. the tax and treasures office is beginning their implementation but the basic concepts are we we need to help business prepare for a transition. so in your binder is a - is information that we've put together so that if i go to a business association that i hand this out to walk them through. some of this i'm going to highlight on some of this. let's go to the first slide. next thank you. so as your well aware that now we have a 1.5 percent payroll for businesses in the city that have payroll over $250,000 i should say 2 hundred and 50 thousand one dollars. of a business is under 2 hundred and 50 thousand they don't pay the payroll taxed. so the grois receipts will phase over a 5 year period starting the tax year of 2013 so next year. and this phase is is to low both businesses and the city to have a smooth transition so that if for any reason the gross receipts is not bringing in as much money we are operating as a deficit but it the gross receipts is coming in a herself w
're still developing things like the tax credits and how that will be applied. who you get into some of the larger entities there's bigger structures and that needs to be careful communicated so that when the time for outreach there's one package of information going out. so the tax and treasurers office have additional staffing for that >> commissioner reeling. >> so of a small business the gross receipt is less than 1 million it's exemption. >> right the first million is not exemption so if you will look at page 2. the whole 2 million is taxable >> yeah, but it's at a different taxable rate. so if you look at that page once you reach over a million that million is a taxable minimum >> so for schedule one 1.75 percent of - the first million is at - the 5 hundred thousand is taxable at the 1 point percent tax rate. >> commissioner. >> what about the businesses that are a combination of the manufacturing and other businesses structure. >> right so going back to i think i think this is where we need to work this out. we're not going out and educating businesses right now. the lik
have to connect the tax collector. as they scroll down you'll see the permits and licenses you'll need. f a business property register. public health, department of pickup health has any requirements as well as if you locate your truck on a piece of private property i have to interact with the planning department. so all these permits are all listed here and when the yours concludes on view details they'll see what they need to complete and the fees. i can download the form. this is our tax collectors application. and i can go back to the full report to see the rest of the forms with the county there's a fictitious business licenses we are providing information for the state and federal government whatever it's applicable. and some of the other things that are unique to starting a business in san francisco. for example, let's see someone wants to do a consulting business there are certain rules and guidelines to starting a business in your home. we've made easy links so the users can find it easily. building permits should they do any construction work or wait water charges >> and the
, moscone north and moscone west. and in that order. and those were backed by hotel tax revenue. in addition, in 2009 the board approved the delivery of certificates of participation as well as the establishment of a [speaker not understood] improvement district allowing for the district to levy assessmentses of up to 1.5% to do improvements. .5% of that was available towards improvement of moscone and the city also contributed by way of certificates of participation to the 56 million improvement that is now at moscone. so, we've already established that partnership whereas in the first three pieces were voter approved and this is nonvoter approved. and we also partnered with sf travel improvement. we are now proposing as part of the expansion another collaboration. so, this is similar to what we've done historically. >> thank you. >> this slide is a highlight of attachment 3 of the budget analyst and legislative report. it shows you a huge cash flow. we are proposing a not to exceed amount of 507.9 million, and we've assumed an interest rate of 6%. we are requesting that as part of the appr
by the state was a potential death now for the housing and our taxes stopped the growth of our economy. we in this room and many of us working together took on the story changes for our city some of which have vexed for years >> years. i'm proud that together we through innovation and we foerjd our way ahead. to the city commissioners and to the department heads and to our friends in the business, labor you think non-profit and other communities who spent countless hours with us in negotiations and to the great people of san francisco who rewarded us with your support at ballet in san francisco thank you, very much. together we're putting san francisco back on the right track and building a solid foundation for all our residents. my fellow san francisco's we're living in a time of astonishing innovation and unlimited process we're driving that innovation and for or against the future right here right now not just for san francisco but for the whole world. within the lab of our technologies we're developing techniques will will save lives. to our market district we're providing the world w
in san francisco including the room tax collection, job creation is due in large part because of the passage of the tid four years ago. so we encourage your favorable response at this time. thank you. >> sure. >> good morning, chair, supervisors avalos and mar. my name is brook [speaker not understood]. today i will go over a few slides to discuss the project's phasing and square footages to familiarize you on the project. so, we have an investment opportunity to expand an important facility for san francisco, that's the moscone convention center. the slide that you see before you today, we are looking to add about 26,000 square feet of meeting rooms to bring it up to 85,000. 80,000 square foot or more of contiguous exhibit space which is the most important space for the convention center. up to 87,000 in multi-purpose space and 178,000 of support spaces such as loading, service, restaurants and things like that. the -- one of the key objections of the expansion project would be to maintain continuous operation during the construction for the expansion of the moscone conventio
were determined to protect in that debate was the new markets tax credit, something that has benefited some of these kinds of initiatives throughout the country. so whether it was long ago and the low-income housing tax credit of which mercy housing has participated in over and over again and the new market tax credit, one of the current versions of the story. or the section 8 vouchers or the rest of that, public policy has played a role. but we can only be successful in achieving the funding for that public policy if we have examples of national significance to say this must be a priority. and it is a priority because mercy housing and st. anthony's makes people the priority. results. deeds, not just words. the words are important, but they are no substitute for making something happen from it. we all know the gospel of matthew and i was hungry, you gave me to eat and that is what st. anthony's has done. when you were homeless, you gave me shelter and that is mercy housing and they have come together. it's not just about food and housing, but it's about dignity and stability and resp
to your attention last fall san francisco voters passed a tax-change measure. and the mayoral spokesperson in a later article indicated there likely could be more money from this new local tax measure that replaced an outdated one. to the extent that the office of disability, department of aging and adult services and mod can monitor the income from this new tax, i'm going to suggest that some of that extra money could be devoted to restoring some level of the cutbacks already made locally. but statewide is the larger issue. that is where the major changes have come. so i also wanted to alert you to a program called "a california budget for all of us." it's convening groups include well-known groups like the western center on law and poverty, health access, the california partnership, and the california immigrant policy center. the mantra is "restore, rebuild and reinvest." so this advocacy will be taken up by various groups including the california alliance of retired americans. there are four polices that are coming from this california budget for all of us. four polices for the coming
of revenue and tax dollars for the city are forced to look at other options, look at other cities because they're outgrowing our facility. as you know, tourism is is a major economic engine for san francisco. in 2011 we had over 16 million visitors. about 40% of those are international visitors and they spent over -- almost $8-1/2 billion in our economy, generating over 500 million dollars in local taxes. these are taxes that the residents of san francisco would have to pay if it wasn't for the visitors doing that. it created over 71,000 darer local jobs and really had a major factor in our economic recovery. conventions accounted for nearly $1.8 billion or 21% of all the tourism revenue spent in san francisco and 27% of all hotel room occupancy. * our independent study shows that without the expansion of moscone, where losing dollars right now, over $2 billion has already been lost between 2010 and 2019, for groups that had to leave san francisco or couldn't meet here because of the size of our center. and history has proven the success. the moscone tourism improvement district that we p
outside the downtown corridor. it also helps with paychecks, local purchases and taxes paid by our visitors that are staying there. for these reasons, the hotel community is proud to partner with the city and we thank you to help grow our economy through the joint investment opportunity, we will be entering into with the approval of the proposals that are before you here today. * so, we thank you and we thank supervisor kim also for her partnership with us on this. >> thank you very much. next speaker, please. >>> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is james lim, i'medth regional managing director for [speaker not understood] hotels. [speaker not understood] operates 11 hotels in the city and it's spread throughout the neighborhoods as well in downtown san francisco. we support over 800 jobs, local jobs in the city as well. some of our hotels include the [speaker not understood] in japantown, the hotel rex, carlton, laurel lynn at laurel heights, [speaker not understood]. what's wonderful about this initiative is that we know that many of our downtown hotels benefit whenever there
no one is saying it's a restaurant. the city is not getting any sales tax. we pay sales tax to the city. you are losing. we're geting into more areas. construction. this is common view on 2nd street. 2nd street is under massive construction. and it will be. and if you keep putting the truck in there, we're going to have a nightmare on 2nd street. so i think i would like you to reconsider what you are looking at. also the health problem. we have got a flu epidemic going. you want the people who are serving you food to be properly -- [ inaudible ] >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> can we ask people not to repeat what has been stated by others. thank you. >> i am jeff knoll, i work as an inspector for the san francisco health department. i'm not here representing the city. i am here as a coffee drinker. i am in and out of restaurants regularly, and instead of standing in line at a restaurant, i would rather grab a quick cup of good coffee at expresso subito. >> my name is lynn person and i have lived and worked in san francisco for the last 29 years. i'm a business person in do
used to be a line item in the budget, but you recall a couple of years ago there was a gas tax swap, a complicated maneuver to ensure that transportation funds continued to flow. the result is that the state transit assistance is now based on the details sales tax receipts. that is a fluctuating amount of money and therefore we only rely on the projections over the course of the year. so far it looks pretty good. the other big news is that the state is looking pretty good. troop prop 30 passed, significant dollars in projected revenue. so i think we find ourselves in a cautiously optimistic time. we'll be following that as the year unfolds. we participate in that process through various trade associations and our meeting, in fact, next week with the commit staff working on the bill to have california's law conform for the federal law. cap and trade another very large statewide issue. san francisco as a city family is engaging on that through our advocacy, our lobbyists, as well as the league of cities, california state association of counties and others who have an interest in maki
the capacity to accommodate 100% of the demand, the job benefit and the tax benefit for the city would be greater. and with that i'll take any questions that you have, supervisors. >> thank you, mr. eagan. just, again, to summarize here. in terms of the financing. so, 70% is going to be paid for by the expansion district so 30% by the city general fund. it's going to create thousands of jobs in terms of both construction and long-term. i think your job numbers here, were these annual jobs? >> they're annual averages. they're different year to year but that's the average. >> 800 annual jobs in the construction phase. a little over 1200 fern netctionv jobs on an annual basis going forward. and the city's general fund will be technically in the black here, making money off of this? >> yes. >> proposal. and, again, with more commercial paper capability, it would be even more in the black. >> excuse me, supervisor. it's not necessarily true that the general fund will be. i'm counting the hotel tax as a whole. so, not all the hotel tax goes to the general fund. >> fair enough. i get where yo
, both parties agreed to -- at that point to transition over to a sales tax based methodology. and one of the issues there was that the sales tax methodology was easier to do because we could not count ridership. we didn't have any way of tracking that ridership electronically. and, so, so, over time that number has fluctuated based upon sales tax revenues and how the sales tax revenues have fluctuated. so, for example, in fiscal year 2009 to 2011, the payment under this current form would be increased by 18% because of the fact that the economy had affected sale tax received that weren't received. we recognize the $15 million versus the contract value of approximately $2.6 million is quite a substantial difference. during negotiations we discussed this issue and we were very pragmatic about this. we did not feel that it would be feasible to transition to an amount like $15 million overnight. so, that's the feeder agreement. in term of -- those are the historical developments of both agreements. and now i'd like to walk you through the proposed amendments to the agreement. so, for the
in preserving the program. we know we have a huge champion in you as we look at tax reform, we're confident that you will be with us on that issue. we get investors to buy the tax credits and that helps to pay for the building. it's a very complicated transaction and todd is here representing the foundation. they have brought in equity investment of over $1.2 billion. to give you a sense of how important they are and how important the program is. thank you. [ applause ] you know in san francisco, everything is green, but liz helps us go greener. and so they have provided an important pre-development grant to help us understand how to green this project and make them the most environmentally sustainability program. they are a huge partner with us nationally and with all the communities and the work that they do across the country. so thank you stephanie and liz. [ applause ] we have two different banking partners on this project that have combined to lend over $22 million to the construction loan on this project. citibank and silicon valley bank. merl is around. former mercy employee, als
of the issue is a discussion or lack thereof between the assessor's office and the tax collector's office. i remember years ago trying to pay my property taxes and being told i am so sorry you can't do that yet. i found it odd that they do not want my money. the process then was that they had not figured out the escape assessment; they were still working on numbers from years earlier. they knew those based on my purchase price but they were not ready to collect the money for four more years. i knew they would be collecting at some point so i set it aside. i can appreciate that so many people don't. if i were asked, i would be happy to lend a hand and solve these problems. >> it is not the role of the assessment board to facilitate a process between our citizens and our homeowners or property owners but for me it is something that as citizens of san francisco, help push to make it easier for people to understand and easier to get a rebate. >> when i had my appeal i talk with five or six people who did not understand the comp period, were certain dates. they had come to the wrong dates. i hel
pretty much this property in 2002 i have paid the city of $70,200,000 in property tax. to put a human face to this project i ask for your help in minor changes. let me state that i'm in favor of the 75 percent of the upgrades. most of the project will be positive for the neighborhood it will attract people that will pay property taxes. however, the staff minus protection us. i've submitted to the projects owners many times and i've let them know about the privacy and noise issues that would be significant depending upon who the new owners are. the develop or so have offered one take it or leave it so far as the roofline. i've been available and willing to discuss changes since my filing in early october and i've had no responses. the develop or so only want to appear to be cooperative at least on face value. and to den my d r i ask that the commission persevere some of the issues here. in order to maintaining some of the lighting i'm asking for a suicide and - on the second floor addition extending into the garden be moved back a few feet. this would only be asking for a little bit of
k sales tax rpogram. detailed report on pages 46-47. the total allocations, 83 million, close to 1 billion to date. as i mentioned here, the red numbers of the difference between applications and expenditures which is the lag i talked about. the next few slides will provide highlights of some of the projects and programs being delivered through many of the different fund sources that the programmer we prioritize by working with the mtc< state and general funds; state transportation improvement program is probably the most reliable source ever given the current issues in the state budget. however we only got 16 billion it was a banner year and fulfilled one of our long-standing commitment made in 2001, doyle drive, presidio park. obligation on that is fulfilled. we have a loan to pay back to mtc; a petition has been funds and i'm not good to advantage of that opportunitywith the board issued to provide muni would not hundred thousand for pedestrian improvement. the transportation program, it is a program that the transportation commission and mtc set up to target improvements for
.6 million from the general reserve for the gross receipts tax implementation planning for fy 2012-13 and amending the salary ordinance and reflecting the addition of five positions this the treasury of tax collector. >> same hots same call this item is passed on the first reading. >> item 27. >> item 27 is performing work under city contracts. >> same house same call this resolution is adopted. >> item 28 is a resolution approving the fourth contract amendment with i c f resour for renybble contract change and resours and increasing the amount of contract by 20.4 million. >> this resolution is adopted item 29. >> item 29 is a resolution approvalling the prepayment and collection agreement between bay area water supply and public utilities chex for a term ending 2036. >> next item. >> item 30 is a resolution authorizing the department of emergency management to retrotively accept and extend an emergency management performance grant in the amount of 289.6000 for preparedness compatibilityings for the period of july 30, 2012 through june 2013. >> this resolution i
, tax exempt bonds for p uc owned generator and is that would include the wind farm and other large generation in the city and so this approach was confirmed by pea body and l.a. s c o year ago and the use for taxable bonds is legal and there is no basis as far as i have ever heard that it's illegal to issue revenue bonds that are taxable and it comes down to whether they are taxable and in this case we have divide them accordingly and we also think there is a role for tax equity, investment in this program and so we are looking at that as an alternative source of financing and the h bond authority was called the solar neighborhoods charter amendment and the whole idea of that was finance customer opened in san francisco and so nothing new in that and nothing that local power has invented in the hearings that is all in the record. >> feinstein your club wants to say something. >>> welcome. >> thank you commissioners. i would like to say something that this is agenda is very confusing and so if this is the last time that we are going to to be talking about this issue today --.
it civilly would be a local scaled acceleration of affordable tax and co generation of energy efficiency and other local renewable demand site resource as far as the conceptual approach and the product definition this is seasonally what was referred to in the industry as energy as a service and that means that you get out of the old kilowatt hour paradigm that goes back to the 1930's where you are selling hours of power into a service approach where you are standard dyeing on site affordable tax and building retrofits as standard components of that service we focus on a no money down approach to energy efficiency and renewables this would not only require any kind of a late premium to the customers but a rate discount for those customers and is so energy efficiency with a discount and no money down and that is product differentiation that p g and e does not offer and utilities do not offer but we are uniquely poised to offer. this would apply to both the business community as well as residential customers. and so, as far as the approach to development we are really recommending an integr
stores in san francisco generating thousands of dollars in sales tax, license fees, paraphernalia payroll taxes. the original holy bagel is still in business on 24th street. it's now going on 34 years. gary has only benefited the city of san francisco through community outreach, donations. he has donated food products and money from anywhere from casa delas mad reses to the san francisco unified school district. i believe it's the job of city and county of san francisco to create business and i don't think this is the proper venue to vet what the processes of the department of public works are, which were followed wreckly. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> my name is nigel hall and i remember a small business in marin and i come into the city frequently and invariably i'm in a rush. you don't stop in a store to get a coffee when you are busy rushing from one place to another. and the food trucks and coffee trucks are a great addition to the city. they satisfy a very specific need and it's very different to the market for people who go to a specific location to get coff
tax dollars to complement and support of the city funded infrastructure investment coming from voter approved initiatives such as the street bond that we all i think worked on. working in tandem with mta to deliver pedestrian safety, traffic calming and other improvements faster and more efficiently and very fair and process to select our executive director. i believe that commissioner avalos will be able to handily take the wheel and help us usher and addresses key issues that i've outlined today. thank you. >> thank you commissioner, before i turn to commissioner wiener, i want to ask if there is any other member of the public who like to say something else on this item? public comment on this is closed. commissioner wiener. >>i'm happy to support commissioner avalos as chair. sometimes something to get lost in the debates is that even though we have areas of disagreement but often get a lot of attention, a lot of press coverage because anytime you have a big dispute at city hall that is likely to get the attention, in reality when it comes to transportation policy in the city
at the transportation system in our city with pay role tax reform. in a nutshell we got all the leaders together in our city and agreed to make a difference. i say let's take that same approach with our transportation challenges too. we already have a lot of plans and reports that all driveway solutions were we need to more than news to better match up with the 21 accounting century where people work and shop. and so we'll have a transportation 200 thirty transportation workforce. we'll be working with our controllers office, we'll invite all our heeds from regional transportation system and our technology community to the table. i'm also thankful that commissioner wen eras agreed to meet with us on this opportunity. we'll maintain the condition of our streets and we'll make municipal transportation systems in this city work the way they want to work. don't get close to our municipal syst system that some folks may say. we cannot let politics be our guide. paris london and england has great transportation systems but look at san francisco. achieving a world class transportation system is a journey forw
for curve walks, pedestrian signals, the major feature of the sales tax program. i have the audit on the agenda. congratulations to cynthia and the board; we continue to have a good credit rating. we have not had to issue bonds but we are prepared to that. we have negotiated a letter of credit; there is a significant cost savings, just under 1 million dollars a year that are now available for projects. we have had a big office move; congratulations to cynthia and her staff. if you have not looked at the window recently it is converted to residential use. last but not least i want to reiterate what jose luis and the chair have said about the leadership of the board; and more more about the public and private partners. a huge thanks to the wonderful staff past and present and our interns who have done amazing things. i want to mention anthony adams who created interactive maps. you can find the project, cost phase and completion. we expect this to go live next month. thank you. >> thank you for your presentation; the interactive map something and fantastic; i look forward to se
.i.c. but it was at the price point we could afford. i am not rich. i am a working class professional. paying my property taxes, sending my son to public school in san francisco, trying to make ends meet like most people here. we have been patiently waiting to condo convert for six years with our financial stability deteriorating. we are trapped by our loan because we are not able to refinance and have a balloon payment due in two years. i'm scared what will happen in two years. i am not a real estate investor. i'm not looking to float my home. i am a mother who wants to raise her child in san francisco and have the same mortgage financing options as the rest of the countries. i urge you to support the condo bypass legislation. >> chair wiener: thank you very much. next speaker. >> hello. my name is julie, and i'd like to thank the supervisors for taking this into such serious and strong consideration. i think what's evident today is that the t.i.c. units and ownership is very unique to san francisco and therefore requires unique and brave decisions. i'm a single woman, i've lived here for 20 years, i bought m
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